DSK Motowheels has announced in a joint statement that they will officially bring Italian motorcycle manufacturers Benelli to India. The partnership will bring six of Binelli’s most premium offerings and will be brought here via the CKD route . Bringing the bikes here disassembled will help the manufacturer to reduce the cost and thus keep competition tight in an ever growing Indian market.The bikes that are officially stated to reach India are :
- TNT 300
- TNT 600 GT
- TNT 600I
- TNT 899
- TNT 1130r
In the future Benelli also plans to bring their 150cc, Benelli c150 and the quarter liter c250 to India. Initially eight cities will be receiving Benelli dealerships which are a part of 20 commissioned through out India . Chennai , Mumbai, Kolkata , Hyderabad , Bangalore ,Pune , Chandigarh and Delhi are the eight cities which will get a Dealership in the next four months.
Lets check out what Benelli has in offer. Their most promising motorcycle is surely the 302cc Benelli TNT 302 which is known in the international markets as the BN302. The bike is expected to be priced really aggressively close to the recently launched Kawasaki Z250 , both being twin cylinder machines .The BN302 produces a maximum power of 37 PS . The next motorcycle in the Benelli line up are the two TNT 600’s – The TNT 600Gt and TNT 600i .Both the motorcycles sports a 600cc mill and will produce 83PS of power , which is higher than the Kawasaki ER-6n and the Ninja 600r , the bike’s chief competitors. Other bike’s in the Benelli stable include the higher capacity TNT899 and TNT 1130r , which produces 123PS and 158 PS of power respective .
Frank Zhuang, Board Director of Benelli QJ SRL said at the announcement
After establishing our footprint in nearly 30 countries like Italy, Germany, France, China, UK, USA, Australia and Spain to name a few, we now wish to introduce some of the world’s best designed and performing superbikes to the second largest two wheeler market in the world. The Indian two wheeler market is growing at a volume of 10-12% and is set to achieve a size of 21-23 million units by 2015-16.Indian market is the most important market for Benelli, and this will become one of the biggest markets for us in terms of sales. Our partner DSK has a profound knowledge and good experience in the Indian Superbike market. We firmly believe Benelli will have great success in India with DSK as its partner, by launching right products at the right time with the right pricing,”
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